post-title Bookmakers’ fury at ‘flawed’ gambling report by MPs

Bookmakers’ fury at ‘flawed’ gambling report by MPs

Bookmakers’ fury at ‘flawed’ gambling report by MPs

Bookmakers’ fury at ‘flawed’ gambling report by MPs

The bookmakers’ trade body has reacted angrily to a report by MPs on fixed-odd betting terminals (FOBTs).

The Association of British Bookmakers said it was “deeply flawed” and called for an inquiry by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.

The MPs are recommending that the maximum stake for gambling on the electronic terminals in a bookmakers shop is cut to just £2.

Currently the maximum stake on the electronic terminals is £100.

The renewed call for a lower limit comes from the all-party parliamentary group on FOBTs, once dubbed the crack cocaine of gambling, which published its initial report last December.

Bookmaking firms refused to take part in the MPs’ inquiry.

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